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Overseas registration terms explained

The registration of nurses and midwives by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) is governed by Irish and EU laws, as well as processes used by regulatory bodies such as NMBI.  Terms are used that are sometimes difficult to understand. This glossary explains these terms.
 

Term or phrase What it means
Acquired rights If you trained in the EU/EEA the term "acquired rights" means that if you have a certain amount of post-registration experience as a nurse or midwife you may have a right to join the Register.
Automatic recognition If you trained in the EU/EEA and if you started your training on or after your country's reference date, it is likely that we will be able to automatically register you under Directive 2005/36/EC.
Directive 2005/36/EC The recognition of professional qualifications laid down in Directive 2005/36/ EC enables the free movement of professionals such as nurses and midwives within the EU.
Competent authority A competent authority is an organisation that has been legally delegated with the powers to regulate the nursing or midwifery professions in its jurisdiction. In Ireland, the competent authority is NMBI.
CCPS This stands for Certificate of Current Professional Status. See Verification (CCPS) below.
European Economic Area (EEA) This includes the member states of the EU as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
General system This section of the EU directive sets out a framework approach for recognising qualifications that do not meet the requirements for the automatic or acquired rights recognition. 
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Test This is a test of English language competence. It will be accepted by NMBI by applicants who trained outside the EU and EEA (Group 3) if English is not their first language. 
Occupational English Language Test (OET) This is a test of English language competence. It will be accepted by NMBI by applicants who trained outside the EU and EEA (Group 3) if English is not their first language.
Reference date This is the date a country joined the EU.
Relevant authority These are organisations that need to submit forms directly to NMBI. They include competent authorities (see above) employers and Higher Education Institutions.
Test Report Form (TRF) Test Report Form (TRF) is issued following completion of the International English language System (IELTS) Academic Test
Verification Certificate (CCPS) This certificate provides a range of information about the current status of your registration and training in the country where you trained or have practised. This is issued by a competent authority. 

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